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Seminar: Lost (and Found) in Transition: Hong Kong Culture Reconfigured in the Age of China
Date: 5 March 2014 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU cordially invites you to attend a Seminar:

Lost (and Found) in Transition: Hong Kong Culture Reconfigured in the Age of China

Professor Stephen Chu
Hong Kong Studies SMLC

Date: Wednesday March 5, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus HKU

Bio: Stephen Yiu-wai Chu is Professor and Director of the Hong Kong Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures. His research interests focus on Hong Kong culture, postcolonialism and globalization. He has published more than twenty books, including the most recent Lost in Transition: Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China (2013). He has also published widely in journals of different academic disciplines such as literature, film, popular music, cultural policy, anthropology, sociology and legal studies.

Abstract:  Hong Kong and its once vigorous culture was “lost in transition” when it took great pains to retain its status quo and define its international visibility after its reversion to China.  Over the past few years there have been different endeavors to point toward an alternative Hong Kong cultural imaginary, so that Hong Kong, confronted with the limits of neoliberalism and distressed by integration with the Mainland, can sustain its distinctive identity by finding ways to generate discursive space for local cultures.  This talk further explores the (im)possibilities of a new Hong Kong imaginary in this special context.


All are welcome. No registration is required. For enquiries, please contact Dr John Wong at

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